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Orville J. Rognon fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1917

The fonds consists of glass plate negatives of the military, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, and people and scenes of Vancouver and Victoria. Some of the photographs are by V. Vinson.

Rognon, Orville J.

Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Association (Nanaimo) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1946-1947

Fonds consists of membership applications from twenty-seven local men to the Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Association. Application forms include the applicant's full name and address and country of origin, weapons owned by applicants and a signed oath of allegiance.

Pacific Coast Militia Rangers (Nanaimo) Association

Patrick Mowat fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1919

Fonds consists of a thirteen-page typed manuscript written by Patrick Mowat in 1969. It relates his memories of training and serving in World War I as a member of the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles and the 8th Brigade Light Trench Mortar Battery in northern France and Belgium. Fonds also consists of 5 laser print copies of photographs of Patrick Mowat and the 30th B.C. Horse.

Mowat, Patrick

Phillips family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1882-1941]

The fonds consists of papers pertaining mainly to George "Laddie" Phillips' naval career. Fonds includes a large photograph collection, sketches, watercolour, books, and brochures.

Phillips (family)

Pullen family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1827-1955

The fonds consists of log book of W.J.S. Pullen on the HMS Falcon (1855) and Cyclops (1856-57), with an extract from the Master Attendant and Conservator of the Port [Bombay] to the Commissioner of Salt and Opium (1860). Fonds includes photographs of HM ships, whalers, St.Paul's Church (Esquimalt, B.C.), and fishing boats at Masset, B.C. Fonds also includes an oil painting of W.J.S. Pullen, partial plans for HMS North Star, Porcupine and Termagant, "The Pullen Records" (transcriptions of historical records concerning W.J.S. Pullen and T.C. Pullen in their expeditions to the Arctic) and ephemera, including a typed history of the SS Beaver.

Pullen (family)

Japanese Canadian Archives photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1994

The collection consists of photographs of people, events, organizations, and institutional activities relating to the Japanese-Canadian community, primarily in British Columbia. Many of the photographs depict scenes of Japanese-Canadian life in internment and relocation camps during and after World War II.

Swanwick family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917-1945

The fonds consists of World War I records, road foreman records, correspondence related to poultry courses, income related correspondence, records of production, discussion papers, certificates, bank books, blank forms and prize tags.

Swanwick (family)

Victory Loan Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1918-1919

Fonds consists of the records of the local Enderby Victory Loan Committee from 1918-1919. Includes a committee meeting minute book (Oct-Nov. 1918) which details the events and activities conducted by the community in their effort to fund-raise for the war debt. Also includes a report produced by the B.C. Victory Loan Executive (1918-1919) detailing the Victory Loan status, as well as the amount of support from local chapters throughout the province.

Victory Loan Committee (Enderby, B.C.)

William Richards fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917-1946

The fonds consists of World War I paybook, correspondence, and certificates relating to seaman's service, wartime circulars from the Canadian Militia and King George, and certificate for use of the Western Fuel Corporation Employees X-ray machine, 1917.

Richards, William, b. 1886

Robert N. Thompson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1935-1994

The fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, articles, notes, minutes, photographs, scrapbooks and other records relating to Thompson's personal life, his involvement with various organizations, his military career and work in Ethiopia, his political career as MP and national leader of the Social Credit Party of Canada, and his work as an educator.

Thompson, Robert N.

R. Trail fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940-1945]

The fonds consists of photographs by R. Trail of ships, people and places during World War II.

Trail, R.

S.A. Maitland fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1942-1963

The fonds consists of maps, subject files on military law, files on administration, the City of Vancouver, minutes regarding the Militia Summer Concentration, and letters.

Maitland, S.A.

W.E. Darwell fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1836-1908

The fonds consists of records related to William E. Darwells maritime career with the Royal Navy until his retirement and includes maritime service records; his hand-written logbook while serving on the H.M.S. Ganges in Esquimalt (1859-1861); and newspaper clippings and records related to the collision of the H.M.S. Tyne while under Darwells command. Also included is correspondence with family and friends; naval crests from various ship stationary; memorial dinner menus and postcards; and photographs (1 framed) of Darwell.

Darwell, W.E.

Groos family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1895-1896, [ca. 1951-1955]

The fonds consists of family photograph album (1895-1896) belonging to Mrs. Groos' mother Mrs. Pooley; plans and photographs of the vessel Elissa; photographs of the vessel Balclutha before and after restoration; correspondence to Commander Groos regarding history of the HMCS Shearwater from G.C. Ethridge; correspondence, documentation and registry records relating to the barque Elissa, purchased by Groos.

Groos (family)

Salmon Arm Honour Roll Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944-1946

The fonds consists of correspondence of the committee, receipt, program of service, and official lists of those chosen for the honour roll.

Salmon Arm Honour Roll Committee

W. Arthur Thompson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1916

The fonds consists of diaries (1910-1916) describing weather, events, and personal activities. The later diaries document Thompson's life on active service in World War I in Canada, England, and France.

Thompson, W. Arthur

Esquimalt Municipal Archives map collection

  • Fonds
  • 1790-1991

The collection consists of maps, principally of Esquimalt, including municipal government maps and plans, maps of land expropriated by the federal government (for military purposes), and maps of land annexed by the municipality in 1968. The collection also includes fire insurance and street maps of Esquimalt and area.

George Dorman fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1971

The fonds consists of Dorman's military documents, paybook, notebook and letters (1915-1919), Vimy Ridge memorabilia (1917, 1965-1967), programmes (1924-1971), correspondence and family memorabilia (1938-1971), postcards and a photograph.

Dorman, George, b. 1893

J. M. MacFarlane collection

  • Fonds
  • 1977-1979

Collection consists of envelopes cacheted (stamped or imprinted) with the names and logos of ships in the Canadian, British and American naval and maritime service collected by John M. MacFarlane by sending requests to the various vessels and asking them reply using the envelopes he provided. With few exceptions, the materials were posted between 1977 and 1979.;Most of the envelopes have ships mailroom cancellations. A few of the envelopes have captains privilege franking (signature of a ships official rather than a stamp). Also included are relevant items such as pictures or postal cards showing the vessels or other records related to the vessel (usually brochures/pamphlets).

Frederick Williams fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1918

The fonds consists of a diary recording movement, general conditions, and military activity of the Second Canadian Siege Battery during World War I.

Williams, Frederick

Maritime Museum of British Columbia photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1995

The collection consists of photographic prints and negatives of maritime activity (predominantly vessels and ships crews) occurring in North America, the largest percentage relating to the West Coast. The collection includes photographs of maritime vessels of World War I and World War II vintage, Royal Navy vessels, and naval officers.

Kamloops Canadian Legion Symphony Orchestra fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1933-1946

The fonds consists of constitution, minutes, membership roll, account and receipt books, financial statements, correspondence and programs.

Kamloops Canadian Legion Symphony Orchestra

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